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Semiotext(e) Intervention #08: Where Art Belongs

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In Where Art Belongs, Chris Kraus examines artistic enterprises of the past decade that reclaim the use of lived time as a material in the creation of visual art. In four interlinked essays, Kraus expands the argument begun in her earlier book Video Green that "the art world is interesting only insofar as it reflects the larger world outside it." Moving from New York to Berlin to Los Angeles to the Pueblo Nuevo barrio of Mexicali, Kraus addresses such subjects as the ubiquity of video, the legacy of the 1960s Amsterdam underground newspaper Suck, and the activities of the New York art collective Bernadette Corporation. She examines the uses of boredom, poetry, privatized prisons, community art, corporate philanthropy, vertically integrated manufacturing, and discarded utopias, revealing the surprising persistence of microcultures within the matrix.Chronicling the sometimes doomed but persistently heroic efforts of small groups of artists to reclaim public space and time, Where Art Belongs describes the trend towards collectivity manifested in the visual art world during the past decade, and the small forms of resistance to digital disembodiment and the hegemony of the entertainment/media/culture industry. For all its faults, Kraus argues, the art world remains the last frontier for the desire to live differently.

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A prize-winning art critic argues that the art world is the last frontier for the desire to live differently.

Synopsis:

A prize-winning artcritic argues that the art world is the last frontier for the desire to livedifferently.

Synopsis:

Chris Kraus examines artistic enterprises of the past decade that reclaim the use of lived time as a material in the creation of visual art.

About the Author

Chris Kraus is the author of the novels Aliens and Anorexia, I Love Dick, and Torpor, as well as Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness and Where Art Belongs, all published by Semiotext(e). A Professor of Writing at the European Graduate School, she writes for various magazines and lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584350989
Author:
Kraus, Chris
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series Where Art Belongs
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20110121
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.5 x 1 in

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